Wildlife Trust Launches Recruitment Drive

Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth

Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth

Scilly’s Wildlife Trust has started a significant recruitment drive after grant awards have meant they can expand their operation.

They are looking to find four new paid employees following two successful funding bids.

During the spring, the charity undertook a reshaping exercise, which led to some long-serving staff being made redundant.

But they’ve now received £62,000 from the Council that would have been used by the authority to deliver their AONB strategy. The Trust now operates this.

They’re recruiting someone to handle the AONB’s public relations. There’ll also be wildlife education programmes organised next year by the person who gets the second new job.

It’s expected some of the AONB money will be spent on new signage and improvements to some of the boardwalks in the nature reserve areas of St Mary’s.

The Trenoweth-based Trust has also been given £7,000 of EU cash, which will go towards funding an additional Seabird Recovery Project officer for the St Agnes and Gugh rat eradication programme.

Trust Manager Sarah Mason says the person in this part-time role will support the existing Project Manager.

The Trust is also trying to find a new Head Ranger.

In April, at the start of the reorganisation, the Trust was planning to move away from their educational work and place greater emphasis on land management. That’s because a large percentage of their funding comes from Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship scheme.